Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Pilgrimage Route to Reopen

Now here is something the Four Mass'keteers should one day undertake: an 100-day pilgrimage on foot from Canterbury to Rome: the Via Francigena, which dates back to the 10th century, stretches from England across France and the Alps into Italy. What ho and anon, gentlemen. What sayest thou?

6 comments:

Porthos said...

Sounds like a plan. Buy me a ticket, bribe my employers for time off, invite Lady Porthos (and hire four hardy carriers for her portable pilgrimage compartment, then plan a side-trip to Lourdes for her--hey it's the only Holy Christian site she recognizes) and this might be crazy enough to work . . .

Aramis said...

Ath, I hear that 100 days turns into 360 and then 720 and then 1080 and on and on. I may never come back.

Mark Gordon said...

Can a friend tag along? I'll carry your plumed bonnets.

Athos said...

Shan't happen, friend. Least ways not this side of Heaven. But we can live it vicariously through Hiliare Belloc's Path to Rome.

Porthos said...

I bought and read it (on your recommendation). Just to be up front about this, I will not traverse Alpine glaciers without proper equipment and guide, and (I'm really bad about heights) I will not strike out bravely onto really high railway bridges then crawl the rest of the way in abject terror.

Aramis said...

So Porthos, no walking the sky for you?